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Mr Richard Bisgrove


Research Interests:

  • Restoration and management of historic gardens
  • Garden history, especially 19th/early 20th century and the work of Gertrude Jekyll and William Robinson
  • Planting design

Collaborative Links:

Richard Bisgrove William Robinson: the wild gardener (Frances Lincoln 2008, 256pp) Amazon Link: William Robinson: The Wild Gardener

Richard Bisgrove 'Climate Change' in P.Taylor (ed) Oxford Companion to the Garden, 112-3 (Oxford University Press 2006)

Bisgrove, R.J. What is the likely future impact of climate change on the design and maintenance of our public spaces? Green Places, 20 November 2005, 14-16.

Bisgrove, R.J. A walk on Jekyll's wild side [The garden at Vann, Hambledon]. The Garden, Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society, 129:4, 2004, 282-287.

Bisgrove, R.J. Le azalee nei giardini inglesi: un' analisi storica [The azalea in English gardens: an historical context]. L'Azalea: nuovi orizzonti nella ricerca, nella produzione e nell'impiego, (Flortecnica, Vernasca, Italy), 2004, 43-50.

Bisgrove, R.J. Bedding Plants. In: Hitchmough, J. and Fieldhouse, K. Plant User Handbook: a guide to effective specifying, Blackwell, 2003, chapter 23, 292-309, 0632 05843 9.

Bisgrove, R.J. and Hadley, P. Gardening in the Global Greenhouse: The Impacts of Climate Change on Gardens in the UK, Technical Report. UKCIP, Oxford, 2002, 140 pp.

Bisgrove, R.J. 'Il restauro dei giardini storici: una prospettiva inglese' [The restoration of historic gardens: an English perspective]. In: Il Restauro del Giardino Storico: Convegno Internazionale, Roma 6-7 Dicembre 2000, 2002, 34-39. Consiglio Nazionale delle Richerche, Rome.

Bisgrove, R.J. 'Weathering climate change' in The Horticulturist, Journal of the Institute of Horticulture 11:4 (Autumn), 2002, 2-5.

Bisgrove, R.J. 'Evolution of Down House: the home of Charles Darwin' in The Garden, Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society 127:11 (Nov), 2002, 858-863.

Bisgrove, R.J. 'Chaos reigns!' [Garden design in the 21st Century] in The Horticulturist 9, 4 (Aut 2000) 7-10.

Bisgrove, R.J. The Gardens of Gertrude Jekyll London: U.Cal. Press, 2000, 192 pp.

Bisgrove, R.J. 'Gardens' in David Fleming (Ed.) A Vision of the Country 2097 Country Life 1997, 31-38.


  • Bisgrove, . (2003) Bedding plants. In: Hitchmough, . and Fieldhouse, . , (eds.) Plant User Handbook: a guide to effective specifying. Wiley-Blackwell pp. 292-309. ISBN: 9780632058433